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Table 3 Comparison of the mean anxiety scores in the study groups

From: Effect of Hope-oriented group counseling on mental health of infertile women with failed IVF cycles: a randomized controlled trial

Anxiety Score
(score 0 to 21)
Counseling group
(N = 26)
Mean)SD)
Control group (N = 26)
Mean)SD)
MD (95%CI) p-value
Before intervention 15.7 (3.0) 15.7 (2.8) −0.0 (− 1.5 to 1.4) 0.965a
One week after intervention 13.3 (2.6) 15.5 (2.9) −1.1 (−2.6 to 0.4) 0.153b
One month after intervention 15.3 (2.8) 15.7 (2.9)   
  1. aIndependent t-test
  2. brepeated measures ANOVA after adjusting the baseline anxiety value
  3. Before intervention, the number of patients in the counseling and control groups was 30, and after the intervention in the counseling and control groups was 26